Focaccia is very delicious bread very similar to pizza .Focaccia is either topped with herbs or olives and onions..Focaccia is very easy to make and can be flavoured with any vegetable,herbs cheese or anything you wish too.Here i have used herbs,olives ,capsicum and onion and it turned out to be so yumm that it vanished in no time..

Focaccia can be served as a snack or appetizer or even with your favourite pasta or pair it with soup.It is soft and airy .Do try it you will love and will be baking Focaccia more often.

2 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp yeast
 1 cup warm water
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp mixed herbs
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
1/4 cup olive oil

1 capsicum
7-8 olives
1 onion
1 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp rosemary


  • In a bowl add yeast sugar and water ,cover and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • The yeast will be frothy.
  • Take a big bowl,add  sifted flour salt,herbs ,chilli flakes to this add yeast and start to knead.
  • Add 2 tbsp olive oil and knead till you get soft,smooth dough
  • Keep the dough covered and allow it to rise .
  • Once doubled,punch down the air and knead the dough again for 2 minutes.
  • Take square pan ,line it with parchment and grease with oil,I have used  a rectangular pan.
  • Place the dough in the baking tin and cover  with a damp cloth /loosely with a cling wrap
  • Allow it to proof for 30-45 minutes till it doubles in size
  • Make dent/dimple in the dough carefully with your finger
  • Sprinkle herbs chilli flakes and the remaining toppings .
  • Drizzle 2 tbsp olive oil .
  • Bake in preheated oven for 22-25 minutes at 180 degree
  • Enjoy this delicious focaccia with soup/pasta or just as it is.

how to make focaccia at home

maharashtrian goda masala recipe
Goda Masala is a very flavourful and aromatic blend of spices .Its used to prepare many dishes in Maharashtrian cuisine. From Usal to Chicken gravies this goda masala adds flavours and taste to every dish.
As i have mentioned earlier that i love sprouts usal this masala is always made and stored in the fridge .I make then in small batches since i want to keep the freshness and the flavours intact.
Goda masala is a blend of different spices and coconut which is roasted and then powdered.These need to be stored well in an airtight container .I prefer to store it in the fridge.
I will be posting many recipes using this masala in the coming weeks..
easy homemade goda masla recipe

1/4 cup dessicated coconut/khopra
1 1/2  tbsp cumin seeds/jeera
1/2 tsp shahi jeera/ caraway seeds
3 black cardamom
8-10 cloves
4-5 bay leaves/tej pata
2 tbsp  coriander seeds
1 tbsp dagadfool
4-5 dry kashmiri red chillies
7-8 pepper corns
2 inch Cinnamon
1 tbsp til/sesame seeds.

Heat 1 tsp oil in a tava/non stick pan
Add cumin ,coriander seeds,black pepper ,caraway seeds,cloves and bay leaves.
Add cinnamon ,mace,dry red chillies ,sesame seeds coconut  dagad fool and roast till Nice aroma  is out .
Let it cool .
Grind it to a powder ,let cool and store in Dry airtight containers.

how to make goda masala at home

Original recipe calls for 1tsp  nagkeshar and 1/4 tsp hing/asafoetida..i did not add as i ran out of it.
kheema cutlet recipe,east indian kheema cutlet,beef cutlet recipe
Mince Cutlet/Kheema Cutlet is a delicious cutlet made from cooked mince potatoes and spices..These Mince Cutlet/Kheema Cutlet make a very mice starter /appetizer .These can be a great option for kids tiffin /lunch boxes.These Mince Cutlet have been my favourite since childhood .Mom used to make it every Sunday and i used to enjoy eating them with tomato ketchup .
So here's a very easy recipe for delicious Mince Cutlets/Kheema Cutlets which you can enjoy as your evening snack.
how to make kheema cutlet
250 gms mince/kheema (beef ,mutton/chicken)
2 medium sized potatoes boiled
2 onions chopped
1 tomato chopped
5-6 green chilies chopped fine
1 inch ginger chopped
5-6 garlic cloves minced
1 tsp garam masala powder
1tsp pepper powder
1 tsp lime juice
1 egg
2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
2 tbsp mint leaves chopped
bread crumbs to coat
oil to shallow fry
east indian cutlets recipe


  • In a pan heat oil,add ginger garlic and onion fry for 5-6 minutes till the onions turn soft .
  • Then add chopped tomato and chillies and fry till it turns soft.
  • Add  mince and saute for few minutes
  • Add garam masala,pepper powder,  salt and mix well.
  • Add coriander and mint leaves and lastly add lime juice.
  • Switch the gas off and take the mince mixture in a plate.
  • Let it cool a bit then add boiled mashed potatoes and and mix well 
  • Divide into small balls and shape it oval like a cutlet.
  • Dip the cultets in beaten egg and coat well with breadcrumbs.
  • Heat oil in a non stick pan.
  • Shallow fry till golden brown.
  • Serve hot with any ketchup as a starter or side dish

how to make mince meat cutlets

You can use mutton chicken or beef mince I have used beef mince .
adding tomato is optional,if you want skip it and increase lime juice.

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